Each Hands On Gourmet event is custom-designed to create your perfect event based on your particular needs. We work with groups from 10 people to 100 or more, and can manage events any time of day, any day of the week. Here’s how it works…


Hands On Gourmet is a completely mobile operation and can bring the party just about anywhere. Once we understand your event needs, we’ll work together to determine the perfect location. We have a kitchen in San Francisco that can accommodate up to 60 people. And we work with over 50 different partner locations throughout the Bay Area including wineries, converted barns, botanical gardens, restaurants and professional kitchens. Or we can come to you and set up at your office in a conference room or even in your back parking lot.


We help you select the best menu for your group based on the number of guests, your desired experience and dietary considerations or special needs. Our innovative menus are designed to introduce guests to new techniques and seasonal, fresh foods. All menus may be customized or altered.


From pairing wine to arranging floral and decor to securing a meeting space for you group, H.O.G’s Event Team will ensure that all details are arranged. Need help brainstorming about creative ideas? We can do that too.


The majority of our events last about three hours and begin with socializing, a cheese board, and a beverage. After everyone has arrived, the chefs introduce the event and provide a brief orientation. We will have prepared cooking stations for each dish, where all the ingredients and tools are ready to use. The cooking, which is very interactive and fun, lasts about one to one and a half hours. After that, the guests’ enjoy the meal they have created. We manage all the clean-up.


We often hear that guests are laughing and talking about events for days and showing off their new culinary skills to family and friends. Each participant receives access to all Hands On Gourmet’s recipes. In addition, we capture all the fun of your cooking experience with our digital camera and share the photos with you.We received this note from a recent client, “It was SO much fun. We all needed that as a team in a big way.  Cook, laugh, drink, and socialize.  Perfect!”